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Council hears final presentation on 2017 budget and tax levy
Dakota Access protesters dig in for winter: Tribal chair asks non-Sioux to leave, but many pledge to remain
UPDATED: Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Cass County rollover injures 2
There's an app for that? Scammers figure out how to 'spoof' local, business phone numbers
AUTO RACING: Awards handed out at speedway banquet
Coleman highlights BSU track and field’s 2016-17 opener
FOOTBALL: Beavers' Adams an Academic All-American
FOOTBALL: BSU's Benham, Olszewski named all-region
Baseball assistant joins BSU
Deshanna Marie Lussier-Hallett
Oliver "Jimmy" James Gibbs
Michael Francis Johns
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: Deal with clutter: We owe it to our brain
KELLY BREVIG COLUMN: An 'ordinary' spark of hope
Column: Standing Rock opposed pipeline as early as 2014, new tape reveals
LIBRARY CORNER: December is time for festive events at the library
JOHN EGGERS COLUMN: What's in a politician's fanny pack?
Chorale to bring 'Peace' to Bemidji
Art classes scheduled
PATT RALL COLUMN: Singing and dancing toward Christmas
A few new twists: Madrigal Dinners to satirize politics
Neil Diamond celebrating 50 years with tour; concert planned in St. Paul
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Trees, plainly put, are amazing life forms
Northwest Minnesota deer kill up from last year
Christmas bird count at Rydell refuge
PAUL NELSON COLUMN: Be patient, the frozen lakes will come
DNR seeks input on Thief Lake
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Johnson anniversary celebration
MILESTONES: Gullickson-Boerboom engagement
MILESTONES: Dunbar birthday
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A first-hand look at protest injuries
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Dakota Access Pipeline should be rerouted
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Helping to protect K9 police dogs
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Jaycees make Bemidji a great place to live
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Protesters part of problem, not solution
Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board
June 1, 2015
EDUCATION: Future school may be further in future: Board hears 2016 opening for grades 4-5 school may not happen
BEMIDJI—A fall 2016 opening for a new, $40 million school for Bemidji's grades 4-5 students may be in jeopardy as the district works to obtain agreements with other government bodies and secure building permits. That's the message School Board members heard in a special meeting...
June 1, 2015 - 9:29pm
May 18, 2015
School District hopes to unsnarl traffic concerns: New school adds new congestion to Middle School Drive
BEMIDJI—While voters have approved a new elementary school to house Bemidji's fourth- and fifth-grade students, plans for that new school have been placed in a bit of a traffic jam. Bemidji Area Schools Superintendent Jim Hess updated the School Board on Monday night on efforts...
May 18, 2015 - 10:47pm
April 22, 2015
Roundabouts recommended for new school: Public hearing Thursday night before the JPC
BEMIDJI—The plans for a new elementary school that would be located across the street from Bemidji Middle School will be reviewed Thursday as the Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Commission holds a public hearing on the project. The JPC, which makes recommendations to...
April 22, 2015 - 4:51pm
April 18, 2015
At home with honeybees: New Bemidji bee ordinance gets an A+ from local keepers
BEMIDJI-- It could be used as an example of the best that local democracy can “bee:” a new ordinance that encourages both beekeepers and...
April 18, 2015 - 4:29pm
January 19, 2015
Pioneer Viewpoints: Time to plan ahead Bemidji
Bemidji is growing. According to 2013 estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau, the latest numbers available, Bemidji's population is at 14,435. That's an increase from the official 2010 census of 13,431. So, we know growth is occurring. But where? And how? That's why last week's...
January 19, 2015 - 11:27pm
January 15, 2015
CITY GOVERNMENT: 'Connect Bemidji' is born: Area planning work resumes after annexation-related hiatus
BEMIDJI -- More than 50 people turned out Thursday to a standing-room only meeting at City Hall to weigh in on how the Bemidji area should grow. Local government officials, nonprofit workers and other community activists gathered at a Comprehensive Plan meeting organized by the...
January 15, 2015 - 6:32pm
CITY GOVERNMENT: Is it time for 'tiny houses' in Bemidji?
BEMIDJI -- The Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board, which governs zoning in the Bemidji area, plans to consider adding language allowing...
January 15, 2015 - 7:46am
January 14, 2015
CITY GOVERNMENT: JPB to look at the big picture again at meeting Thursday
BEMIDJI -- The Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board wants to start thinking big again about development in the area -- even if that thinking includes its opponents in a lawsuit. The JPB has a Comprehensive Planning meeting scheduled at 3:30 p.m.
January 14, 2015 - 6:38pm
February 12, 2014
JPB gives green light to lakeshore docks
BEMIDJI — The Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board on Wednesday unanimously approved a permit for a project that could put public boat docks on the south shore of Lake Bemidji as soon as this summer. The plan calls for a total of 108 boat slips to be put in at two docks, gradually...
February 12, 2014 - 11:42pm
August 15, 2013
Lakeland receives approval from JPB
BEMIDJI — The Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board approved several variances requested by Lakeland Public Television ahead of construction of its new facility on the south shore. Bill Sanford, Lakeland general manager, confirmed the approval Thursday and said they are...
August 15, 2013 - 11:17pm
June 13, 2013
Habitat house gets planning board approval; some neighbors opposed the project
BEMIDJI — Construction on a Habitat for Humanity house on Gemmell Avenue Southwest will begin soon. Northwoods Habitat for Humanity cleared a final hurdle Wednesday night when the Greater Bemidji Area Joint Planning Board unanimously approved several variances allowing them...
June 13, 2013 - 12:37am
March 27, 2013
Planning committees hold open house
BEMIDJI – Pamela Kelsey cares about downtown. She and her husband have had their business, Kelsey’s Jewelry, in downtown Bemidji for 39 years....
March 27, 2013 - 11:41pm